Sunday, 10 December 2017

Let it snow

Hello there!

I know that this would be one of my less productive or original blogs I´ve written. However, I couldn´t come up with any ideas for today´s blog and as I was sitting in my room just putting my laundry away I looked through the window and guess what it was all WHITE !!!

I know it sounds so dumb and silly but I just absolutely LOOOOOVEEE Xmas time! There´s something about this time of the year that makes me feel like I want to spread love and kindness and just be a better person. You probably wonder, shouldn´t you try to be a better version of yourself every single day? Well, yes I should and I'm trying to fight against all those flaws of mine on a daily basis but Xmas time is just that time that it seems to be easier to be good, kind and caring to people :)

Haha, you must be thinking now that girl is just nuts! You know what, you're probably right. I'm not even sure whether what I'm trying to say is clear to you I hope it is ;)

Anyways, today's post has become more of me being a babbler so I believe that's the right time to finish it :)


Let it snow xxx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Home sweet home

Hello everybody :)

It's been over a month since I last was in my hometown, actually, I'm not sure whether I can call it a hometown as the place where I live it's a really small village.

Finally, I can take a deep breath and relax, it seems to be so hard to do that in a big city. I find it so hard to switch off my mind and to clear it when I am surrounded by noise, people and constant stress which is caused by all the deadlines that are imposed by others.
If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be actually enjoying life in a middle of nowhere I would have never believed you :) I was raised in a relatively big city so I couldn't picture my life anywhere else.

As I'm getting older, I know sounds a bit funny since I'm 24, I feel like this is my place, the place where I belong, the place where all those little things like the colour of leaves, sunrise, the lake that changes every single day make me feel happy and fulfilled.
I guess it wouldn't be the same If I was forced to live here on a daily basis, I realise that city gives you many different opportunities and commodities, however, I'm still trying to figure out was is it that I really want :)

Anyways, my today's blog feels a bit melancholic, so let me just leave you with that optimistic phrase, which I have probably mentioned before,  do more of what makes you feel happy. 
Love,
Alex
       



Monday, 27 November 2017

An elephant

Hey there, I´ve recently heard a nice story, which is why today I´d like to write you about it :)

So, there was a boy who often used to go to the circus. He really liked the animals, therefore going to the circus was his favourite thing to do.

Once he stayed a little bit longer just to see what happens with that massive elephant that he adored. He admired mostly the strength that it had, however, wasn't little his surprise when he saw his vigorous hero attached to the little stake which tamped down his paws. 

The boy couldn't understand why the animal wouldn't just try to escape, if only he tried he would definitely manage to free itself. 

It didn't take him a long time to ask his parents, his teacher and friends. Among lack of response, he got only one that he didn't like at all which was that the animal is just well-educated. 

Still, the boy couldn't neither understand nor resolve the mystery. 

After many years passed one day he, all grown-up now, and his son went to the circus and his little boy asked him the same question, as the father didn't have the answer they went to the elephant keeper.

Without any concern, he replied: Well it doesn't escape because he was attached to that kind of stake since he was very very little. Once he tried but it didn't work so he gave up on it. 

Both father and son pictured an innocent baby elephant pulling so hard in order to escape. But the more it tried the more pain it was causing. So he just stopped doing it. 

That massive elephant in the circus doesn't try to escape anymore because it is convinced that it won't be able to.  And the worst thing is that the elephant doesn't even question that fact anymore. 

Does the story sound familiar? 

Aren't we all like that elephant? We're going through our life attached to many stakes that hold us down.     

Sometimes all it takes is to give it another shot 
     

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hello! :)

Couldn't wait to hear from me again, right? Sometimes, I just hope that my teacher is the only person who sees this :)

Anyways, let's go back to the subject that I left you with the last time.

Stress ...

As I mentioned a few days ago there's a common belief that stress could be good or bad or maybe that the way it influences on people's behaviour can be good or bad. 

Stress is not good or bad. Strictly speaking, it is all about a reactive mechanism of survival that switches on whenever about brain detects any component of danger or threat to our wellbeing. Through this mechanism, a certain imbalance is generated in our body as well as in our brain. This means that cells in our body will try as hard as they can in order to combat or run away from that danger. That means that we're abusing our body in the way that it needs recovery afterwards. Sadly, such recovery in most of the cases is not given.

So the all problems come from our human nature, considering that we either don't pay enough attention when this mechanism is switched or we're not focusing on the reason why it was produced in a first place not to mention the lack of a vital recovery. 

In any case, I believe it is crucial that we understand the whole process in order to lead more relaxed and therefore more fulfilling life :) 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The brain killer

Hello everyone x

Hope you're not frozen yet, I know it sounds dull and it's the most common thing to say at the moment but it's really cold outside :(

Anyways, today I wanted to bring up a subject of stress. It is something that we all deal with, however, we're not fully aware of its consequences. Even though we're constantly informed by all divergent sources that stress is harmful it seems like we neither pay enough attention nor take precautions.

We've heard somewhere that there are 2 different types of stress or maybe it would be better to say various approaches to stress. Certain people claim that the nervousness and that feeling of tension is a good motivation for them. Apparently, they seem to be more productive when they work under pressure that something has to be done.

There is another group of people who, on the other hand, are incapable of working subjected to stress. Their productivity goes down and no matter how much work they put into obtaining the desired result it seems as if they were deprived of all their capacities.

Regardless of which group you would put yourself in I only wanted to describe you something that I've read recently and that I totally agree with.

In the next post, I'll try to explain it in a few words, but for now, let me leave you with a hint of doubt :)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Knowing what you're good at

Hey there!

You know that for the past few post I've been trying to keep my blog as personal as possible. I've decided that it is important to talk about things that are relevant to you/me :)
It has become more of a diary now, hope you don't mind.

I must say, I've had a hard time with coming up with new ideas for today's post, however finally I managed to find something that I could share with you.

Since I hadn't written much about my hobbies, I decided to initiate you a bit more about what my thing is :)

I believe I had told you that I love Spanish, but let's leave that behind for a while.

People tend to have lack of self-confidence, well at least that's what I'm dealing with even though people who don't know me normally consider otherwise.

What's my point? Usually, if someone says oh you look stunning, oh you're such a great singer, you're so clever - the common reaction is to either deny that you are not, or to diminish the power of your capacities. At least that's my case, but I do believe I;m not the only weirdo in here :)

There's one thing that I don't have to feel insecure about and that I actually accept without hesitating. That's dancing. I feel as if I was in a whole different world when I dance. I have never really practised any dance style, however, it is something that I always loved :)

With that said, let me only wish you a lovely day and don't ever forget: hobbies are great, as simple as that :)

Love,

Alex 
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The three sieve story

Hello there!

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon, as I'm obviously not out I've decided to make a good use of the little extra free time and write something down :)

Last time I left you without the story so I hope that your curiosity has increased since then.

So let's cut to the chase. I've read that story in one book called Powiedz to dobrym słowem by Iwona Majewska-Opiełka and I decided to share it with you.

It was a nice sunny day, the old Socrates was walking through the park, when suddenly out of nowhere one man run into him shouting  "Socrates there's something you need to know, there's a friend of yours who.."
Hey, wait a seconf - Socrates said. You are about to tell me something, right? Just let me ask you a question did you consider the thing that you want to tell me, and did you put it through the three sieves?"
- The three sieves? The man asked, what are you talking about?
- Ok, then, let me explain - said Socrates.The first sieve is the sieve of truth. Did you check whether what you wanted to tell me is true? Socrates asked.
- Well, actually no, I didn't I just heard it somewhere - the man answered.
- Ah, well then now you should consider the second sieve, the second one is called the sieve of good, after a second - Socrates asked. Do you think that what you want to tell me is good?
-Ehm no not at all, on the contrary, it's a bad news - the man a little bit annoyed already answered. 
With a concerned face the wise Socrates said:
 - Let's use the third sieve, shall we?
Will it be useful to me, what you are about to tell me, is is it necessary?
- Well, not really - the man said.
- Ok then, I think we already know whether you should tell me what you were going to tell me or not -  said with a smile Socrates
If something, isn't true or let alone is made up, it isn't good or necessary, just forget about it. It certainly won't do any good but it might harm somebody, so what's the point?

Hope you'll have a good afternoon!

Love,
Alex